Article Offers Ideas for CPS Investigators

Pollack DumasI recently co-authored an article with Professor Daniel Pollack of Yeshiva University in New York called “Matching the Right CPS Investigator with the Right Investigation.”

Professor Pollack is an expert in the field of child safety, a professor of social work, and a law school graduate. I’ve dedicated my legal practice to seeking justice for victims of child sexual abuse. Our backgrounds and diverse professional experiences made a good match for working together on this article.

We focused on how child protective services investigators are chosen for a case, and suggested that, where staffing levels allowed, investigators specialize by the type of setting in which the abuse occurred and the type of abuse involved. This specialization builds skill and confidence, making for better investigations – and therefore better testimony if needed – and allows for relationships across investigations to develop.

The article may be found at the bottom of this blog post if you would like to read it in its entirety. It was a pleasure to work with such a caring professional as Professor Pollack. And I hope that the work will lead to healthier and safer communities for children.

The article is published in the August 2016 edition of Policy & Practice Magazine, the journal of the American Public Human Services Association.

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